Keeping off the pie and the cigs...we'll live until 180!

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FrantasticO Sat 30-Mar-13 20:55:56

Hey new thread since our old stopping smoking and not gaining-too--much weight has been lost from chat! BOO!!!

I am not a good role model however as I HAVE piled on a stone, well 12 lbs now, since giving up the cigs.
This must be rectified!
Hence joining in the club section!

Donnadoon hope you find this thread.

Everyone else pile in, join and be happy or miserable bastard ex smokers

FrantasticO Mon 28-Jul-14 20:37:53

Whoop whoop for your holidays!
Ole ole ole ole!!!

You must be excited...and shattered!
Hope the packing is going well.

I still have the blardy lurgy boooooo!

Hoping you have a fantastic holiday, so very excited for you!

Laters matey x

Donnadoon Sat 26-Jul-14 06:41:31

Hope you're feeling better Fran flowers
Glad you had lovely hols!
I most defo have wobbly bits !
I also have back ache, so the exercising has ceased now, Grrr
Oh well, there's always someone looking a lot worse in a cozzie isn't there ? <slaps ones hand! mustn't be mean>
The babies had a terrible night last night, both teething and hot and bothered, I was up and down with one or the other between 12 and 4am
Gonna take it easy today , hope you kiddos are ok ?
So excited for hols this end, must start the mahooosive task of packing this weekend
Laters matey

FrantasticO Mon 21-Jul-14 21:13:52

I'm sure your wobbly bits are all in your head!
So very excited for you, getting to go on your will have a fabulous time!
Weather here is fab.
I have a horrible virus though and am barely managing to put one foot in front of the other, boo! I don't normally even acknowledge if I'm feeling poorly but this has floored me!
Bet you don't have a minute!

Enjoy the nice weather and the holiday build up! YEEHA !!

Laters x

Donnadoon Mon 21-Jul-14 20:42:19

Way hay !
Glad you're home!
So glad you had a lovely time
You must have had lovely weather too huh?
It's been glorious hasn't it ?
Alls good here
Got my hands well and truly full I tell thee
I never get a minute to myself
I haven't bought those rasberry tabs yet because of the price shock and they not a good idea whilst still bfing
I've not had time to stuff myself lately anyway and I don't fancy chocolate when it's hot and sunny so I'll just have to keep doing the DVD and brave my wobbly bits grin

FrantasticO Fri 18-Jul-14 15:26:55


I'm back!!
Was the best holiday EVER we all had an amazing time.
That's great that you are off in 2 weeks, you will have a fab time!

Are we clones? I took raspberry ketones before going from holland and Barrett. Definitely lost a few pounds, though was gyming it too!
I have put on a pile of blubber on holiday, but it was worth it!

Gym here I come!

How's that family of yours getting on?
Hope you are not running about too much! I know that's your default

Sure you are looking lovely and will have a fab time on the beach!
Wish I was going away ageing just now too -- greedy me aren't I ?--

Take care and catch up soon!

Donnadoon Wed 16-Jul-14 20:39:41

You still on hols mrs ?
Lucky you, hope you having lovely time
We go in two weeks
I need to slim down to be able wear a cozzie
Just been reading about a supplement called rasberry k2 tablets
They are available at boots and they suppress your appetite etc
I'm not usually a fan of any sort of tablets but I'm thinking it might be a quick fix for my wobbly bits combined with my davina dvd
What d'ya reckon?
It's been manic here with sports days , assembly's and concerts etc, the kids break up tomorrow here
It's hot hot hot too , the paddling pool is getting some use
Anyhoo hope you are ok
Talk to you soon

Donnadoon Mon 07-Jul-14 21:17:59

Wowzers ! We are in July !
Hope you had/having lovely hols !
I've got hayfever, never had it before, eyes are streaming all day and it's really hindering me
Starting taking a tablet now every day, not working though
In other news, I slimmed right down a couple of weeks ago, I was well happy with myself
Until this weekend I've not stopped eating, hormones I think, but I only have to look at a cake and my jeans are digging in
Also I'm down in the dumps and a tiny bit concerned about dd2, 21 months and not speaking , all my others were speaking in sentences by now , the HV isn't worried, but I read too much mn and I am worried so they've placed her on a huge waiting list for Salt and a hearing test
Wo is me...sorry smile

Donnadoon Sun 29-Jun-14 19:37:48

Woo for your hols Fran !
Have a lovely time!
Eat drink and be merry, you can diet all year round but not on your hols !

FrantasticO Sun 29-Jun-14 19:22:57

Ha at you driving by ds work.
I would too!

Off on hols tomorrow so catch up with you on my return!

Be good and take care mrs whirlwind!

Here I come!

Donnadoon Fri 27-Jun-14 21:24:54

Hiya sorry I've been sooooo busy
I'm off my emotional rollercoaster that is PFB driving off in his polo just like the advert
I'm such a nightmare, I even drove past his work car park to make sure he got there ok twice this week blush
Mine are all fine thanks, little un was 5 months old yesterday shock
Her and the 20 month old are so cute together now, they weren't best friends at first
We've got the inlaws visiting this weekend
Hope your little one has a lovely birthday
And you have a lovely hols mrs!
Make sure you kick back and relax and have plenty of wine for me
I had a glass last weekend and it was delish ! Can't go mad because I'm still bf and she sometimes still co sleeps, not every night though, it's hit and miss
Anyhoo I'll try and post again over weekend
Laters matey

FrantasticO Fri 27-Jun-14 19:18:56

Hey mrs hope you are ok!
Family all doing well?

I'm off on hols in next couple of days so will be AWOL!
Will check in here before I go!

Have a party for my youngest tomorrow...wish me luck!

Hope you and yours are all well!
Laters matey and thanks again for listening to my moans last week...have given myself a shake!

FrantasticO Sat 21-Jun-14 21:19:53

Ooohhh and how's the wee ones now?
Bet they are funny together now? grin

FrantasticO Sat 21-Jun-14 21:18:58

I agree it is a fact!
Shit though isn't it!! grin

Haven't done any patting down.
Feeling twitchy though!

Tent is fab!
Off to buy rest of the bits in next few weeks, airbeds n sleeping bags!

I get the anxiety about driver boy!
Think I'd be the same.
You sound fab though, letting him do it, they need some independence.

Anyhoo sun is still shining blardy miracle
And I'm more sane today grin

Laters matey!

Donnadoon Sat 21-Jun-14 14:35:55

hows the tent ?
I havnt slept well this week with my boy out on the open road...I dont think I can go through this worry 5 times...the others will have to get the bus I think grin
Im with you on the patting down, I fell out with my DM last summer and give her a wide berth for a couple of months for promising to take two of mine to the cinema and than cancelling/re-arranging due to hair appointments and friends birthdays angry Anyhoo there was no patting down that time, she had both barrells, she dont do any childcare for me though grin So its vair tricky for you
All my kids have been blessed with DHs fast metabilism except poor DC3 has been cursed with mine grin and whenever she complains that shes "fat" comparing herself to her bird like tiny friend I have to be fairly honest with her and say " sweetheart you are not fat, you are perfect, blah blah, but you are just like me, your mumma and unfortunately we can not get away with eating all the wrong things too often because our clothes soon feel tight " Yada get the picture...but it is really hard and your heart goes out to them, food is addictive to some people...fact

FrantasticO Fri 20-Jun-14 17:17:19

Hey matey!
Needed to vent thanks!

Feeling much calmer today...and of course no cigs!
Have had words with my mum, and now going to keep quiet.
I am the one who ALWAYS says sorry and does the patting down to make it all ok normally.
Have had enough this time though, so we will see.

Sun is shining and kids are having a blast in paddling pool!
Got a tent so trial put up shortly!

How's your boy and his driving adventures!
Very exciting and nerve wracking I'm sure!

Sorry for the moans!

Laters x

Donnadoon Fri 20-Jun-14 16:44:10

Oh no
just seen this sorry
Im a shit friend
nearly 24 hours have passed
Hope you are ok now flowers
I have no useful advice really sad
I know its really hard trying to get a grandparent to adhere to your wishes in general though <sigh>
Rant away though Fran, I here ya !

FrantasticO Thu 19-Jun-14 19:25:39


I'm sitting in tears and want a million cigs, a vat of wine and some Valium.
Seriously I'm so hacked off donna.

One of my kids is taking and eating lots of extra food.
Trying not to make a huge issue of it, have spoke about it and feel that we are getting a few steps forward.

Have spoken to my mum and asked for treats not to be dished out.
She watches them 2 afternoons.

Come home today. Shit day at work.
More food missing and my mum has given them a huge treat. I'm talking BIG.
Tried to discuss it with my mum, she takes the sulk.
Woe is me, I won't ever buy them anything else again, poor me. And so on.

I'm trying to do the right thing.
I constantly pat my mum down.

I've had it.


Moan over sad

FrantasticO Tue 17-Jun-14 22:01:23

Whoop whoop!
Well done your boy!
You must be super proud!

Hope you get some sleep tonight!

Catch up tomorrow x

Donnadoon Tue 17-Jun-14 13:25:09

He passed Fran !
Can't believe it !
Off for a lie down, and maybe a wine

Donnadoon Mon 16-Jun-14 23:11:56

My ds has got his driving test tomorrow
I weren't this nervous for my own
I hope he passes bless him, his little polo is all ready on the drive, washed and waxed
Gawd I'm not gonna sleep tonight or ever again if he does pass grin
Espanol . Lucky you
We going Devon again, thought long and hard but just can't bear the thought of juggling two under two on the plane this year.
I'll let you know tomorrow how he gets on bites nails (instead of biscuits)

FrantasticO Sun 15-Jun-14 20:56:03

Ooohhh you are a natural beauty!
I'm not! Though don't wear much makeup! probably should slap it on!

Loving BB it's all kicking off early this year!

Very tired tonight, been full on with kids and shows and parties!!grin

We are forecast sun tomorrow Whoop Whoop!
My kids are transluscent so factor 50 ahoy!

Hope you have a good week!
I go on holiday to Espania soon!
Bring it on!

Laters buddy!grin

Donnadoon Fri 13-Jun-14 20:52:12

Loving your summary of BB
Don't worry I know that all Scots are not like that, my grandad was Glaswegian don't ask me whereabouts I'd have to ask my nan cus he's passed on now Anyhoo they relocated to London in the sixties and we all kind of spread out from there
Oh it's been so warm too warm really we have to limit the sun exposer in our house, my youngest two are red heads and I've got a dodgy skin complaint that I don't want to get any worse, Rosacea and vitiligo hmm
Luckily so far it's not noticible at first glance but could get worse over time and god forbid I ll have to wear makeup to cover it, not that I've got anything against make up on other people grin

FrantasticO Wed 11-Jun-14 20:46:46

Resisted the treats! Feeling the fear!
I'm your big brother buddy blush
No one else I know admits to watches it.

They have started with a bang!
Think Helen and Pauline might be bullies and the men are like butt head and bravissimo boys!

...and then there's the scot...

O my god!

Every year they find the maddest scot they can find and roll them in to make us all cringe and shout at the tv!
She's mad!
Fair play if she was consistent, but she is mad!

Enjoy the sunshine
We have had ONE day I think, monsoon weather the rest of the time!
Oh and hats of to you, sahm and all you do every blardy day is tiring!


Laters matey grin

Donnadoon Tue 10-Jun-14 22:39:06

Did you have the treats ?
We all deserve a blow out every now and then
And as for the home maintenance , I'm a SAHM ATM remember
You work, and when I worked I barely had time to brush my hair let alone anything else
Woo hoo for a party,I love the odd party grin
Been making the most of the sunny Sundays
For the last 4 Sundays we've been up and out, to country parks, beaches, stately blinking homes, you name it!
It's been lovely but tiring, but really nice to spend some quality time together
Just watching big brother saddo makes for some easy watch trash tv
I fall asleep if I have to watch anything educational my brain can't cope
Lol smile

FrantasticO Sat 07-Jun-14 19:35:32

Mmmm I agree to wine
I knew there were many reasons I liked you!

Going to gently persuade oh to go get a couple of's the weekend!

Well done you on the fence!
You put me to shame and really are an inspiration in all that you manage!
Mine needs done, will attempt when the blardy rain stops!
I'm waiting on Noah's ark to float by here!

Otherwise same old same old!
Still exercising like billio!
Have a party next week so maybe hold hold off on the treats til then?
Decisions decisions!

Anyways, enjoy the rest of the weekend!

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